An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.


James Allen (1864-1912, British-born American essayist, author, "As A Man Thinketh")


Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.


Cyril Connolly (1903-1974, British critic)


You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.


Indira Gandhi (1917-1984, Indian Prime Minster)


There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.


Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679, British philosopher)


Tranquility is the old man's milk.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


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